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Hands off that phone

New law No. 1: Today is the last day that you can drive around with a cell phone in one hand and your steering wheel in the other. If you haven’t already purchased your bit of hands-free technology, you better pencil in that trip to the wireless store today. A law enforcement officer can pull you over just for this ... Read More »

Lights, Camera, Ticket! Drivers Divided On Red-Light Recordings

New intersection camera technology, combined with buried magnetic induction loops under the road, make it possible for the camera to record if your vehicle came to a full stop, or simply slowed as you were turning. While there is no set amount of time that you are required to wait before you proceed, if you roll through a red light and do not make a complete stop, the cameras will get you. Read More »

DUI/DWI Laws As Of November 2005

All 50 states and the District of Columbia have per se laws defining it as a crime to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) at or above a proscribed level, 0.08 percent. Read More »

Court to Notify Californians – Who Bought, Owned or Leased 1991-2001 Model Year Ford Explorers – About Their Rights in a Class Action Lawsuit

A statewide notice program authorized by California's Sacramento County Superior Court began today, to issue notices to those who bought, owned or leased 1991-2001 model year Ford Explorers. The notices are a result of the Court establishing or "certifying," in February 2005, a class action lawsuit against Ford Motor Company, about whether Ford concealed a design flaw that increased rollover risk and lowered Explorer values. Read More »

Texas Graduated License Law

Permit Age 15+ Parent or legal guardian* must accompany the teen to the license office to sign a permission statement. Pass the vision, road sign and written tests. Show proof of completion of at least 1st 6 hours of driver education classroom. In addition, the minimum age of the person who must accompany any instruction permit holder during the operation ... Read More »

Vermont Graduated License Law

Learner’s Permit Age 15+ Requirements Clear driving record for previous 2 years. Pass vision & knowledge tests. Parent/guardian signature under 18. Restrictions Accompanied in front seat next to driver by: Licensed & unimpaired parent/guardian. Licensed or certified driver education instructor. Licensed & unimpaired individual at least 25. Junior Operator License Age 16+ Requirements Hold Learner’s Permit minimum 1 year. Complete ... Read More »

Washington Graduated License Law

Instruction Permit Age 15+ Requirements Actively enrolled in driver education course OR at least 15 ½. Vision & knowledge test. Restrictions Accompanied in front seat next to driver by: Licensed driver w/ minimum 5 years driving experience in front seat beside driver. Knowledge test or proof of driver education. Intermediate License Age 16 – 17 Requirements Held Instruction Permit minimum ... Read More »